Research Fellow in Experimental Aerodynamics

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£33,309 to £37,127 per annum
Mar 02, 2021
End of advertisement period
Mar 28, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

School/Department School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Permanent
Salary £33,309 to £37,127 per annum
Apply by 28/03/2021

Role Description

Cranfield University is one of the top five research-intensive universities in the UK and has an unrivalled reputation for transforming cutting edge technology, management and science into practical, life-enhancing solutions.

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.  Our distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.

Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here. Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

Cranfield Aerospace represents one of the largest academic centres in Western Europe for strategic applied research, development and design within aerospace. Within this activity the Applied Aerodynamics Group operates a range of subsonic, transonic and hypersonic wind tunnel facilities which support MSc, PhD and Short Course provision as well as a diverse research project portfolio within the School.

We are seeking to recruit a high calibre individual with expertise in Experimental Aerodynamics including practical experience with advanced instrumentation, measurement and flow diagnostic systems.  You will support the operation and future development of the laboratory whilst providing specialist expertise to support existing and future research projects which utilise the wind tunnel facilities.  You will be expected to support the postgraduate teaching provision and to supervise MSc thesis projects.

You will be a confident and independent researcher with a PhD (or close to completion) in, or closely related to, experimental aerodynamics, be able to demonstrate practical problem solving skills related to specialist instrumentation, data acquisition and data processing systems and have experience with specialist data acquisition and control software such as LabVIEW.

You will be able to work closely with our industrial partners who use the wind tunnel facilities and you will be able to support the preparation of research proposals that deliver innovative solutions to address a wide range of applied problems in aerodynamics from sectors including; aerospace, environment, defence and automotive.

In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key position, and to support world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. To further demonstrate our commitment to progressing gender diversity in STEM, we are members of WES & Working Families, and sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day.

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Kevin Garry, Professor of Experimental Aerodynamics on (T); +44 (0)1234 750111 Ext 5135 or (E);

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